Gonorrhea is a very common sexually transmitted disease
(STD) caused by a bacterium called Neisseria
is a very common sexually transmitted disease (STD) that is caused by a
bacterium called Neisseria gonorrhoeae
It is spread during sexual intercourse
vaginal, oral, and anal. Most often, gonorrhea is found in younger people (aged
15-30 years) who have multiple sex partners. It can also be spread from mother
to child during pregnancy or child birth.
does not always cause symptoms. In men, it can cause pain and burning sensation when urinating, and discharge from the penis
In women, gonorrhea can cause pain when
urinating, bleeding between periods, and yellowish discharge from the vagina
If left untreated, it can lead to complications like
epididymitis in men and pelvic inflammatory disease in women, which causes infertility
tests like gram stain, culture tests or
are useful to diagnose gonorrhea.
Gonorrhea can be cured with antibiotics
. Correct usage of latex condoms greatly reduces, but
does not completely eliminate the risk of transmission of gonorrhea.